Dapper Gent: James Loyd Jr.


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Today’s dapper gentleman (Dapper Gent) of the week is James Loyd Jr., out of Queens, New York.


James is an avid cigar smoker of 18 years. He was first inspired and intrigued to try cigars while on vacation. Inside the Resort that he was staying at, there was an impressive cigar humidor room. Therefore, James decided to embark on his desires, since he’s always had a direct influence about cigars because his two grandfathers smoked cigars, he figured, what could he lose, for trying.


To his dismay, he had such a great experience, which was so good that he became infatuated with cigars. Unbeknownst to James, cigars provided him with such a calming and relaxing feeling. As a result, this sparked his interest and started his cigar journey.


Initially, James was only familiar with some of the larger name brands such as Cohiba, Montecristo, and RYJ to name a few, but as he learned more about cigars. He was able to distinctively recognize what suited his palate, which does not always mean, a more expensive cigar is the best, it means there are great cigars and there are better cigars, and the price of the cigar, does not absolutely determines or defines what’s a good, great, or best cigar, but your preference and palate does.


James has cultivated what started as a hobby for him with having a cigar only on special occasions, to him now adopting and embracing the “Cigar Culture” and “Cigar Lifestyle” as an avid cigar smoker and being in the social scene, as well as introducing close friends to the lifestyle, and creating their own brand, Gentlemen Cigars Smoking Society (GCSS).


James favorite cigar is a Padron 1964.


His drink of choice is an affray of Cognac, Bourbon, Scotch, or Whiskey, or whatever he is feeling, to set the mood and tone for his cigar experience at that moment.


Also, James is very infatuated with sports cars!


And, exclusive timepieces!

James takes time out to enjoy the fruits of his labor while being a gentleman, who’s distinguished, debonair, stylish, eclectic, reserved, and peaceful, which is why he is our “Dapper Gent” of the week!


You can find out more about this Dapper Gent on his Instagram @snoopy_loyd

Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears


Welcome, I’ am Naimah “Ni” Pears! I always wanted to have a platform to share some of my creativity, as well as my enjoyment for writing, loving cigars, bourbon, and whiskey, and way too many other cool things to name all here.  However, I hope you will continue to visit Red Lips and Cigar Sticks, the magazine, to learn more about me and the Cigar Lifestyle. I’ am not an expert, but I am extremely knowledgeable!

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